goodbye 2013

It's hard to believe another year is coming to an end.  Time always moves so quickly, but for me, it has significantly picked up speed since becoming a mother.  This day is always a little sad for me.  Though the promise of a New Year does bring with it an open canvas on which we can paint our wildest dreams, the year past always reminds me of things I wanted to do, meant to do, but didn't.  I guess that's where resolutions come in.  This year I won't have any resolutions.  Just a long list of goals for myself and my family, the top priority being to enjoy and love one another to the fullest.  And a promise that I won't beat myself up if I don't cross every single thing off my list.  

In honor of the last day of the year, I wanted to do a little something different that I've seen other bloggers do.  Here are my top ten posts from 2013.  Won't you take a short trip down hydrobaby lane with me?

10. To their health
9.  All aboard
8.  Ryan
7.  You never know what the future holds
6.  Good things
5.  19
4.  Generosity
3.  Mr. Ryan
2.  Shunts are scary
1.  Cerebral Palsy

This year a lot has happened for our family, and especially our boys.

Ryan was diagnosed with CP and soon after mastered rolling and sitting unsupported.  He has since perfected the art of scooting and uses it as his mode of transportation.  

Aiden has hid cleft palate repaired.  He also started walking and talking a heck of a lot.  He developed an obsession with all things Thomas and now refuses to go anywhere without at least two of his beloved trains.  

I got to meet some of the most wonderful women who helped me navigate this unique journey as a special needs mom.  

We took our first family vacation to Hawaii.  

The boys started school.

We got a cat.

Hubs got a promotion only a year after getting his last one.  Hard work does pay off. 

Ryan got his stander and walker.  

We've been a busy bunch.  Most notable, though, is that over the past year I've watched A&R grow from babies into toddlers.  I can't quite pinpoint when the change happened which is so odd to me, but I am enjoying this stage of their development so much.  Don't get me wrong, it's not easy, but it is ever rewarding.  

Thanks for sticking with me and my blog over the last year and a half.  I promise to post more content regularly again.  I know I've fallen off the last few months.  But I'm excited to get back to writing.  It was, and is still, a great outlet for me.  Plus, I know you all love reading updates on Aiden & Ryan.

May you have a healthy, happy, blessed and safe New Year.  Cheers to you and your family!

Goodbye 2013.

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